Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Turntablism Festival

Tomorrow thru Saturday the Starlight Club in Waterloo hosts the three-day mini-festival of turntablism by NUMUS.

The first concert is by Montreal's Martin Tetreault, a visual artist, DJ and improvisor who has been using turntables to create sonic tapestries for over two decades. He is joined by fellow Montreal musicians René Lussier (guitar) and Lori Freedman (bass clarinet).

The second is titled (Un)settling the Score, where DJ Olive will perform both solo and alongside some of Kitchener-Waterloo's finest local DJs. DJ Olive (Gregor Asch, or The Audio Janitor) is a turntablist and improviser active in the free improvisation and "illbeint" scenes. He has collaborated with Christian Marclay, William Hooker, Kim Gordon, Zeena Parkins, John Zorn, Dave Douglas, Medeski, Martin & Wood and many others.For more information, visit his myspace page.

The final concert is titled Subliminal Strings and features DJ Spooky and the Penderecki String Quartet. Spooky (also known as Paul D Miller or That Subliminal Kid) alone is worth the trek to Waterloo, especially if he speaks.

For directions and ticket price information, visit the NUMUS site.

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